Sunday, December 19, 2010

First the Teacher, Now the Preacher

Who knew James Patterson, THE #1 New York Times Bestselling Author James Patterson, is writing Children's picture books? Our preacher read Patterson's picture book SANTA KID to the children at our Christmas Program this evening.

Does Santa HAVE to be at our Church Christmas Program? Can anyone tell me what Santa has to do with Church/Christian Christmas?

The message of the book is believe but it never says believe in what. The last line of the book is, "And kids are the ones who know how to believe." Sure they believe. They have not yet figured out that adults lie to them.

Our preacher built on the believe concept and said that we need to believe in Jesus, the baby in the manger whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas. But that point could have been made without reading a book about Santa.

Beth is considering asking the preacher to have a talk with Owen explaining to him that Santa is not real, but Jesus is.

I wish someone would explain to me why adults have so much fun pretending about Santa.

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